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Welcome to the Home Brewing Wiki!
The Home Brewing Wiki is a web resource for anyone who wants to make their own hand-crafted beer, wine, mead, cider, or any other fermented beverage. For a complete overview of what the Home Brew Wiki has to offer, see the sections below or visit the main Fermented Beverages page. This Wiki is maintained by the community and beer club. This community project has been a labor of love, but it's a lot of work, and there is much information to share, so everyone's help is needed. Just click the 'Edit' link at the top of any article, or the "Create this page" link in your search results if the article doesn't exist yet. More more information on how you can contribute, visit the help guide at

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Home Brew

===Beer=== Beer is the oldest known alcoholic beverage in the world. Some claim that beer was the driving force behind agriculture and therefore civilization itself. Beer was brewed in people's homes for much of history, and it's still easy and rewarding to brew at home today. Follow the links below for more information on... The Home Brewing Process - Beer Ingredients - Brewing Equipment - Storing your beer - Serving and Consumption - Legal Issues In Homebrewing - Styles of beer - Glossary - Abbreviations - Common Worries - Troubleshooting - Literature |width="50%" valign="top" style="background:#e2e2fa"|

===Wine=== Wine is made by fermenting grapes. Many Home Brewers do not limit themselves to grapes and brew "country wine" by fermenting other fruit and vegetables. |- |width="50%" valign="top" style="background:#fafdbd"|

===Mead=== Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with yeast. Mead is not a beer, wine, or spirit in the normal sense; it is its own class of alcohol, and many people believe it is the oldest of the alcoholic beverages. Mead has held a pivotal place in many cultures throughout its nearly 8,000 year history, and it is still enjoyed throughout the world.
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===Cider & Perry=== Cider (also known as "hard cider") in its simplest form is fermented apple juice, while Perry is fermented pear juice. Sometimes sugar or raisins may be added to raise the alcohol content and sometimes spices are added for flavor. |}